Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn

Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

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Drama PropsAnvil Weekly


Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Broadcast NT Live:
I'm Not Running (12A)
Thursday 31 January7pm

National Theatre Live

I'm Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

To view trailer please click here

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama Cracked Saturday 9 February7.30pm

A Pontardawe Arts Centre Production

Cynhyrchiad Canolfan Celfyddydau Pontardawe


By/Gan Emily Hinshelwood

Directed by Louise Osbornand & Designed by Becky Davies

How do you know when you have crossed the line?

Would you even know that you had crossed the line?

Mick Evans has a problem. Well, a few problems really. His childhood imaginary friend, Cavelle, has become an inner voice that torments him at every turn.

If that wasn’t enough, his professional life is in tatters as a result of his attachment to Stewart, an unruly pupil. The system doesn’t suit people like Mick, people who don’t conform, people who don’t toe the line... people like Stewart Skinner.

But how did it get this bad? And how do you get back when you have hit rock bottom?

Cracked is a moving, thought-provoking play about vulnerability, mental well-being and the universal need for love.

Features adult themes/strong language. Suitable for age 14+

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery

This event runs alongside a workshop also to be held at Ucheldre

Cyfarwyddwyd gan Louise Osborn

Dyluniwyd gan Becky Davies


Sut rydych chi'n gwybod eich bod chi wedi croesi'r llinell?

A fyddech chi hyd yn oed yn gwybod eich bod chi wedi croesi'r llinell?

Mae gan Mick Evans broblem. Wel, sawl problem a dweud y gwir.

Mae ei ffrind dychmygol o'i blentyndod, Cavelle, fel llais mewnol sy'n ei boenydio ar bob cyfle.

A phe na bai hynny'n ddigon, mae ei fywyd proffesiynol ar chwâl o ganlyniad i'w ymlyniad â Stewart, disgybl afreolus. Dyw'r system ddim yn hoffi pobl fel Mick, pobl nad ydynt yn cydymffurfio, pobl nad ydynt yn ufuddhau... pobl fel Stewart Skinner.

Ond sut aeth pethau mor wael? Sut rydych chi'n codi unwaith eto ar ôl bwrw'r gwaelod?

Drama deimladwy sy'n ysgogi'r meddwl am ddiamddiffynnedd, lles meddyliol a'r angen cyffredinol am gariad yw Cracked.

Yn cynnwys themâu oedolion/iaith gref. Yn addas i blant 14+ oed 

Fe'i cefnogir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Llywodraeth Cymru a'r Loteri Genedlaethol

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/Ieuenctid
Drama Y Brain/Kargala
Saturday 16 February7.30pm

 Y Brain/Kargala Wales Tour

Be Aware Productions

After years of repression and censorship writer Meltem Arikan moved to Wales where she feels a deep sense of belonging. In a state of personal crisis, her Turkish-speaking, repressed, rigid self Mel meets her Welsh-speaking, adventurous, nature-loving self Tem for the first time. Written by Meltem Arikan, with Welsh-language parts by Sharon Morgan, Be Aware’s new play is an exploration of belonging, identity and language. All shows will be accessible for English speakers.

[Turkish]  Yıllar süren baskı ve sansür sonucunda yazar Meltem, derin bir aidiyet duygusu hissettiği Galler’e taşınır. Kendi içinde yaşadığı büyük kırılma sırasında, Türkçe konuşan, bastırılmış, rijit kişiliği Mel, Galce konuşan maceraperest, doğa düşkünü kişiliği Tem ile karşılaşır. Meltem Arıkan’ın yazdığı, Galce bölümleri Sharon Morgan’ın çevirdigi, Be Aware’in yeni oyunu aidiyet, kimlik ve dili sorgulayan kişisel bir yolculuk. Oyun İngilizce konuşanlar tarafından da takip edilebilecek.

Pan symudodd yr awdur Meltem Arikan i Gymru, yn dilyn blynyddoedd o orthrwm a sensoriaeth yn Nhwrci, fe gafodd deimlad dwfn o berthyn. Yng nghanol cyfnod o argyfwng personol, mae’r Mel gaeth, anhyblyg o Dwrci yn cyfarfod y Gymraes Gymraeg, anturus ac hoff o natur, Tem, am y tro cyntaf. Mae drama newydd Be Aware, wedi’i hysgrifennu gan Meltem Arikan, gydag rhannau Cymraeg wedi eu trosi gan Sharon Morgan, yn archwilio perthyn, hunaniaeth ac iaith. Mi fydd pob sioe yn addas i siaradwyr Saesneg.

This event runs alongside a workshop also to be held at Ucheldre.
£8, £7 concession and £3 for school age (16-18 years).
Broadcast RSC Live: As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm

RSC Live

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

                               Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

Broadcast NT Live: All My Sons
Tuesday 14 May7pm

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture